Where to get tested for Coronavirus in Slovenia?

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Slovenia is currently dealing with the third wave of Coronavirus, much like the rest of the world. We get asked about where can you get tested for Coronavirus in Slovenia every day. Either people living or visiting Slovenia are worried they have been infected with Coronavirus or they need a negative test in order to travel (back home).

If you think you may have symptoms, first contact 112 (available 24 hours a day), where English-language operators are available to assess your condition and provide instruction on medical care. Testing is available for both foreign nationals and Slovenians.  No appointment is required for the rapid antigen tests (RAT), and they are available throughout the country, including Ljubljana airport.  For the PCR test, available at the Ljubljana Clinical Center, an appointment is required, but is usually available within a day.  For foreign nationals, cost for RAT is 25-30 euro; cost for PCR is 93 euro.  Results for both tests will be provided to you electronically within 24 hours.

Current Coronavirus situation in Slovenia

Data on COVID-19 epidemic are collected by Ministry of Health and National Institute for Public health. Data are collected daily until midnight and published on next day until noon. Get the latest information about Coronavirus in Slovenia here.

For more information on Coronavirus in Slovenia:

The Government call centre for coronavirus information started to operate. The counselors at the centre are available at the toll-free telephone number 080 1404 and for calls from abroad at +386 1 478 7550 from Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 6.00 pm. Calls will be answered by senior students of the Faculty of Medicine under the mentorship of relevant experts.

Where to get tested for Coronavirus in Slovenia?

Below you will find a list of health care institutes and centers where you can get tested to see if you got infected with Coronavirus in Slovenia.

  • ZD Ajdovščina 
  • ZD Bled 
  • ZD Brežice 
  • ZD Celje 
  • ZD Črnomelj 
  • ZD Domžale
  • ZD Dravograd 
  • ZD Gornja Radgona 
  • ZD Grosuplje 
  • ZD Hrastnik 
  • ZD Idrija 
  • ZD Ilirska Bistrica 
  • ZD Ivančna Gorica 
  • ZD Izola 
  • ZD Jesenice 
  • ZD Kamnik 
  • ZD Kočevje
  • ZD Koper 
  • ZD Kranj 
  • ZD Krško
  • ZD Laško 
  • ZD Lenart 
  • ZD Lendava 
  • ZD Litija 
  • ZD Ljubljana 
  • ZD Ljutomer
  • ZD Logatec 
  • ZD Maribor 
  • ZD Metlika 
  • ZD Murska Sobota 
  • ZD Nova Gorica
  • ZD Novo mesto 
  • ZD Ormož 
  • ZD Piran 
  • ZD Postojna 
  • ZD Ptuj 
  • ZD Radeče 
  • ZD Radlje ob Dravi 
  • ZD Radovljica
  • ZD Ravne na Koroškem
  • ZD Sevnica 
  • ZD Sežana 
  • ZD Slovenj Gradec 
  • ZD Slovenska Bistrica
  • ZD Šentjur 
  • ZD Šmarje pri Jelšah 
  • ZD Škofja Loka 
  • ZD Trebnje 
  • ZD Tolmin 
  • ZD Trbovlje 
  • ZD Tržič 
  • ZD Velenje 
  • ZD Vrhnika
  • ZD Zagorje ob Savi 
  • ZD Žalec 
  • ZP Vransko
  • ZP Železniki 

Self-paid testing on COVID-19 in Ljubljana

At CHC Ljubljana, we also perform self-paid swabs to confirm infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Pre-ordering and payment are required to take a swab.

The price of testing is 100 EUR.

Payment details:

Zdravstveni dom Ljubljana (Community Health Centre Ljubljana)
Metelkova ulica 9
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Subaccount with the Public Payments Administration: 01261-6030921845
Reference: SI 00 0030
VAT ID: SI80683568

To take a swab, you have to pre-order on the telephone number +386 31 619 359.

You will take a swab at the entry point of the Community Health Centre Ljubljana, Metelkova street (macadam parking lot opposite the Ljubljana Health Center – Center). The drive-in system allows you to take a swab from a car.

When testing, it is obligatory to bring with you a photocopy of the payment receipt, from which the payer’s data must be evident, and in the purpose of payment it should be written the name and surname of the tested person, on the basis of which we will subsequently issue an invoice. You will receive the test results by regular mail or e-mail.

COVID-19 Prevention measures in Slovenia

If we want to contain the spread of this disease, we all must act responsibly – to oneself as well as others. To do so, we must consistently implement the following preventive measures:

  • Wear a face mask and sanitize hands in closed public spaces and on public transport,
  • Maintain a safe distance by staying at least two meters away from others,
  • Regularly and properly wash hands with soap and water. If water and soap are not available, use a hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands,
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.

Are you worried that you have been infected with Coronavirus in Slovenia?

If you are ill (coughing, have a fever or difficulty breathing)

  • Stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
  • Call your doctor or, if he or she is not available, the emergency medical service. After talking to you, the doctor will assess whether suspicion of infection with the novel coronavirus is justified or not. If he or she decides that the suspicion is justified, you will receive instructions what to do by phone.

Do not visit your doctor, the emergency medical service or a hospital in person. When in need of emergency medical care, please call first.

The most frequent symptoms

The Covid-19 disease, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is most commonly manifested by an infected person feeling unwell, fatigued, having cold symptoms and/or fever, coughingand in more severe cases shortness of breath. A typical feature of more severe cases of infection is pneumonia.

Novel coronavirus infections cannot be distinguished from other acute respiratory infections, including pneumonia, based solely on the progress of the disease and the patient’s difficulties. Microbiological testing is required to confirm or exclude an infection.

The novel coronavirus is transmitted between humans via droplets of saliva that people sneeze or cough. This means that close contact with an infected person at a distance of less than 1.5 metres is required for transmission.

Infected persons must isolate

Those who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus are ordered to isolate by their doctor. They are not allowed to leave their homes, must limit their contacts and strictly follow the recommendations for preventing the spread of the Covid-19 disease. During isolation they are entitled to sick leave.

Social distancing

Social distancing is recommended for those who have been in contact with a Covid-19 positive and infectious person. Contacts between family members pose the highest risk of the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

Social distancing is only recommended and not ordered because such persons are not on sick leave. Furthermore, it is recommended that in agreement with their employer, they work from home.  If they cannot perform their work at home, they should self-monitor and stop coming to work when they detect the first symptom. It is recommended that they do not have any contacts outside their household, and consistently maintain a safe distance of two metres from other people in public spaces.

Quarantine at home

A person who has been in close contact with another person who tested positive in a coronavirus test, or came from abroad (from a red listed country), must limit their contact with other people. This means that the healthy person must quarantine themselves at home, i.e. self-isolate at their permanent, temporary, or other address of residence. The quarantine lasts 10 days from the last high risk contact, or from entering Slovenia. The purpose of the quarantine at home is to prevent the spread of infection.

Persons with a confirmed infection must inform other close contacts

An epidemiologist will instruct the person who tested positive in the coronavirus test to inform all those with whom the person has been in close contact. If the person has installed the mobile application #OstaniZdrav, then the person shall enter the TAN code received from the epidemiologist, after which all the other contacts who have the application installed will be informed about the contact risk.

All those who have been informed that they have been in close contact with an infected person (both directly from the infected person, as well as via the mobile application #OstaniZdrav), must stay home and act in line with the NIJZ instructions on quarantine at home.

Source: Slovenian government